psychology & Human Services

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Our Mission

The mission of the Psychology department is to facilitate student knowledge in the study of human behavior, prepare students for employment or further study in the field of psychology, and enhance interpersonal and intrapsychic knowledge.

The Human Services curriculum, offered by the Department of Psychology, is a lower division two year course of study designed to train a student in one of two Options: Human Services Generalist or Drug/Alcohol Studies. The curriculum also serves as an introduction to the helping professions for students planning four year college degrees in Psychology, Human Services, Behavioral Science, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Health Science and Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and other majors. The Human Services Curriculum specifically trains paraprofessionals who are able to function in a wide variety of areas under professional supervision.



Day, evening, weekend and online classes to meet your schedule. Our Human Services programs can be completed in less than 2 years or at a slower pace to accommodate your work or other life obligations.

Unlike some programs, we prepare you to go directly into the workforce and/or to advance to a 4-year college as a Junior where you may earn a Bachelor's or higher degree for even higher levels of employment.


Significantly less expensive than comparable private career colleges and a more cost-efficient way to complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree before transferring to a university.


LACC's Human Services program has been recognized as outstanding by the Los Angeles Community College District and by the California Community College Association for Occupational Education.

Success Services

Our priority is student success. The College offers pre-college courses and tutoring for students who need help getting up to college level; an honors program and University Transfer Center for students planning to attend a 4-year college; a Career Center to assist students identify and secure a career; financial aid and other student support services.